This page outlines how the University of South Australia collects information through the use of its website. This information does not extend to external websites linked from the University website.
The University respects the privacy of your personal information by adhering to privacy laws. Please view the University policy on Privacy. The University policy describes how it holds, uses and discloses information collected from its website or by any other means.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITE
One way of collecting information is through cookies, which are small information files that many websites store on your hard disk. For example, when you log onto your University email from a particular computer for the first time, cookies containing your log on information will be saved to your hard disk. The server can then read your cookie file to confirm your identity for that site. Cookies can only collect information that has been provided by the user, or information such as the IP address which the server already knows.
The University may also collect information that you submit via any email address that you provide whilst visiting its website.
The University makes a record of your visit to its website using Google Analytics Web statistics service. The University logs the following information for statistical purposes - IP address, the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser and OS being used. More information about Google Analytics and privacy.
INTERNAL USERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT
The University has an onus to ensure that unacceptable behaviour does not occur on the computer systems and the policy relating to privacy on the University's IT network formalises this commitment.